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Paintings Made from a Photographer's Image - Copyright Infringement

The artwork you show on your FASO website and entries you add to the BoldBrush Art Competition must be your own original artwork, or you must have the legal right to use and sell the work.

See the rules for our BoldBrush Art Competition.

NOTE both rules #17 and #18:

17. Your painting must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else's copyrighted material (if your image infringes upon another's copyright it will be disqualified).

18. You may only submit your own artworks that you, personally painted.
(We reserve the right to demand proof that it is your original artwork created solely by you. . . if it's not, then your entry will be disqualified. . . and other bad stuff will happen [ominous music here].)

Copyright infringement is a serious offense.

If you have purchased the copyrights to photographs giving you explicit permission to use them for your own original paintings that you also own the copyrights to, then it is acceptable to show that work on a FASO site as well as enter it in our BoldBrush contest.

Also see our FAQ:
Other Artist's Work Copies Yours

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